2009 matric exams yet to be approved

2009-12-22 11:29

Umalusi will announce whether it has approved the 2009 public

school matric examinations on January 4.

Spokesman for the quality assurance in general education and

training council, Mike Khuboni, said final standardisation meetings would be

held on December 28 and 29, after which the announcement would be made.

The council has approved the release of the Adult Basic Education

and Training, National Certificate Vocational and the Independent Examination

Board exams for 2009.

In a statement today Umalusi declared that the standard and conduct

for the exams were consistent with policy and regulation.

It has yet to pronounce on its assessment of public school


“We also monitored all aspects of the conduct of examinations

through a comprehensive and integrated monitoring process ranging from

self-evaluation by assessment bodies to monitoring and verification visits,”

said Vijayen Naidoo, senior manager of Quality Assurance of Assessment.

The council said it was not aware of any serious irregularities

with most of those reported being of a technical nature.

Umalusi is a statutory organisation which monitors and improves the

quality of general and further education and training in South Africa, according

to its website.

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